How Does Sun Clear Up Acne And Alternatives
Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:40 AM
so I have done some research but I am having problems finding some good answers. I have moderate acne, which always clears up in the summer completely. I read on many sites that it is just due to the tanning, which supposedly covers up all the blemishes and there is no evidence that sun exposure helps acne.
Well my face is evidence enough for me! I know that my pimples aren't just covered up because there are none when I'm in the sun a lot!
Now I don't see sun bathing as a good treatment, since it can cause much more harm to the skin.
Thats why I wanted to know: Why exactly does the sun help? What exactly does it do to the skin that helps acne?
I know that the body produces a lot of vitamin D when exposed to the sun so I started taking around 5000IU of Vitamin D per day. This hasn't helped much and high doses of Vitamin D are as controversial as sun exposure.
So what else could there be that the sun is doing to my skin that would clear up my acne? I mean yes, it does include tanning and covering up some of the red marks, but there has to be more to that since my face is always completely clear in the summer!
What do you guys think?
Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:04 AM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:11 AM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:00 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:53 AM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 12:36 PM
There's alot of dispute going around as far as just how bad the sun is for you. Of course, if you overdue it , ANYTHING is bad for you but human beings are made to be in the sun. Our ancestors didn't wear sunscreen and they were running around in the sun all day. So, actually, if you think about it, we were evolved to live life in the sun. Plenty of people can dispute that, and that's fine. You just have to do the research and kindof come to your own conclusion because there are two sides of the fence here. I , personally, allow myself up to an hour of sun exposure a day in the summer and don't use tanning beds. Tanning beds aren't natural, I'm all for taking the natural route and don't think that something as natural as the sun(in moderation) can possibly be bad for me. I think an 30 minutes to an hour of sun a day is natural and avoiding the sun seems silly. How is it unhealthy to hangout in the sun alittle but it IS healthy to spend all day in my apartment avoiding the sunlight? Watching CNN and eating mcdonald's cheeseburgers? It seems like they just want us to be scared of everything and sit inside watching their propaganda TV and eating their poison food but they want us to avoid the sun like the plague. I just don't buy it. When you overdue it or allow yourself to burn constantly is when the problems seem to arise.
I've been taking 5,000 IU's of D3 and it's helped the tiny, under the skin pimples(the ones that never come to a head) clear up tremendously. I've only been taking D3 for about a month and a half now, which isn't very long. So I'm going to keep taking it and hopefully get my mild/moderate acne totally under control. I basically only break out on my forehead now, usually about 3 or 4 pimples at a time which isn't that bad but they are VERY red and irritated. I do yogurt masks and that helps calm the irritation incredibly. I can't wait for the pools to open this summer , the sun keeps me energetic, happy and acne free!
Edited by rockie, 26 April 2012 - 12:38 PM.
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